Low Carb Diet
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(03-02-2015, 11:00 AM)New Arcadian Wrote:
(11-17-2014, 11:14 AM)Jacafamala Wrote: That's excellent! Congratulations to you on your weight loss.  :) I personally am a committed weight watchers devotee, but whatever gets you to your goal weight via healthy means is great. Do you think the Atkin's Diet is a healthy way to loose weight and keep it off? That's the only thing... It seems like it's a pretty high fat diet, and maybe not so good for the ol' cholesterol level.

I've been a low carb guy (with high ratios of fat and protein) for a few years now. I dropped 40 lbs initially, about a dozen of which I've happily been able to put back on through exercise. My Cholesterol has not moved much when you consider the raw number. I usually sit in the 190's (while the rest of my family is in the 400+ range, usually) My ldl has plummeted, my hdl has skyrocketed and my triglycerides (even on my high fat diet) are in the toilet.

Of course, take this with the usual grain of salt, that one person's experience does not a successful diet make. I have other areas in my life that have changed as well over the last few years that probably help all of this, too. Better/more exercise, better/more sleep, lower stress, less tv time, newer hobbies...

I also have a few pet theories about high carb diets that are completely untested, so I'll let those rest, but I do think a good lower carb diet is worth doing.

Great to hear from a fellow low-carber.  Wow, you've been doing low carb for years!  Where do you get your sources of fat?  :Lately I get my fat from butter, coconut oil, and mayo.

I read today Mike Huckabee lost 100 pounds on Atkins.  I think he's kept it off for many years. 

My own pet theory that low carb scientists/doctors themselves are putting out there is that FAT itself is the secret weapon/super-food not only in weight maintenance, but in promoting optimal health.  That if the body's metabolism is adapted to using fat as its primary fuel source, people can greatly improve physical energy and mental clarity.  Check out this video by "Butter Bob."  It has a funny title.

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Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-17-2014, 12:10 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Clare Brigid - 11-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-17-2014, 11:39 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Clare Brigid - 11-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-29-2014, 09:47 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-04-2014, 12:19 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-06-2014, 01:03 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-08-2014, 12:07 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Oldavid - 12-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 12-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-16-2014, 12:18 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-17-2014, 12:53 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-17-2014, 11:50 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-21-2014, 01:28 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-23-2014, 12:02 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-01-2015, 05:06 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-05-2015, 11:23 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-07-2015, 12:58 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-07-2015, 02:44 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-07-2015, 06:48 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-07-2015, 06:52 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-15-2015, 06:18 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-18-2015, 01:19 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-19-2015, 10:57 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-21-2015, 11:15 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-23-2015, 01:04 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-23-2015, 01:14 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Oldavid - 01-24-2015, 03:18 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-29-2015, 12:15 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Oldavid - 01-30-2015, 10:06 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by New Arcadian - 03-02-2015, 11:00 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 03-03-2015, 10:58 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by New Arcadian - 03-04-2015, 01:17 PM
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